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Spirent, Calient Team on Hybrid Test Beds

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Spirent Communications plc’s (LSE:SPT) the global leader for lab and test automation solutions in mobile and cloud networking industries, today announced that it has incorporated CALIENT’s S-Series Optical Circuit Switching technology into the Spirent Velocity orchestration and automation software solution. The combined solution enables network equipment manufacturers, service providers and cloud providers to consolidate and scale test lab operation, modernize test labs for employees or customers as a cloud-based service, or streamline continuous deployment when testing hybrid network functions.

Spirent’s Velocity is a hybrid networking test lab platform with a breadth of micro-services accessible via a RestAPI or an easy to use web application. Velocity offers a variety of automated test lab and test bed services including:

  • User and inventory management
  • Virtual and physical element connectivity and orchestration
  • Scripted and repeatable test scenarios
  • Monitoring and reporting of lab and test system functions
  • Hyper-fast elastic search data store Velocity provides a modern Lab-as-a-Service (LaaS) user experience enabling users to create, consume and share complex hybrid networking test environments and scenarios instantly

    “Our customers have begun the process of modernizing their labs to meet the growing demands to test both physical and virtual elements together,” says Patrick Johnson, General Manager of Automation Platform Technologies at Spirent Communication, “The CALIENT partnership and technology integration advances the Velocity platform’s capability to easily automate optical connectivity and instantly spin up any physical, virtual or hybrid networking environment. Their virtually zero latency, technology agnostic and nano second switching platform provides significant value to automated hybrid test labs.”

    Spirent Communications plc

    Calient Technologies Inc.

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